12G940 / 12G938 Cylinder head

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12G940 / 12G938 Cylinder head

Postby WPR678B » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:10 pm

I have just dug out a cylinder head that i took off a 1275 Midget engine a few years back and it is a 12G940 casting, but has 12G938 and the letter "U" stamped near the thermostat housing :o
The stamping looks original and similar to that i have seen on 11 stud Mini heads, but this is a 9 stud head and the only none standard thing i can see is that it is fitted with double valve springs :-?
Any idea's as i know some of you are hot on the head numbers! :lol: :wink:

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Postby Rob_Jennings » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:05 pm

9 stud? double springs? cooper s head at a guess?

quick google kicks up the following quote:
The 12G938 is the original head fitted to the early 1275s

`12G938' is a 12G940 casting, 1.312 inlets, 1.156 exhausts, used on common 1275.

that might match up with taking it of a midget block
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Postby rayofleamington » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:37 pm

9 stud? double springs?
my midget engine was the same.
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Postby WPR678B » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:08 pm

Thanks for that! :D :wink:

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Postby bmcecosse » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:29 pm

Not heard of the '938' version - but as the others say - it looks like Midget head because of the double springs. Standard size valves - so NOT the bigger inlet valved MG Metro head (which was also 9 hole) or the similar S head which was 11 hole!

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Postby Bazzalucas » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:00 am

My Moggie has a Midget 1275 of around 1973 vintage, with 9 studs and double valve springs.

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